Smoke Moving Out, Cooler Temperatures Moving In
By: Jordan Frazier
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Today is one of the last days that we will see these warm and above average temperatures for a little bit. However, these dry and warm conditions continue to not help out the smoke and our air quality. The warnings have toned down a good bit, but the entire eastern side of the state is still under air quality warnings until tomorrow afternoon.
Good news is that the smoke looks to be getting better over the next few days. The northeastern side can see some relief going into tomorrow and Friday, while the southeast will have to deal with the smoke for a little bit longer. Nothing in terms of rain for much of Wyoming today despite a cold front trying to make it’s way through from Montana. We are being dominated by a high pressure system right now near Yellowstone which is causing out warm conditions as well as bringing us that strong westerly wind we’ve seen over the past few days.
Starting tomorrow, that cold front will dip down cooling off much of the state. It will bring some slight rain chances for the southern border tomorrow, but I do not see any significant rain until about Friday or Saturday. Tonight, we can see some warm temperatures with the southeast seeing close to the 60 degree mark as opposed to the 50 degree mark like we normally see this time of year. We can also still see that haze sticking around for much of the evening as well. Despite the warm temperatures tonight and haze, it will be much cooler tomorrow with temperatures not even reaching the 90s according to the forecast, and the haze will begin to clear up.
Going into the later parts of the week, we can expect to see these cool temperatures stick around for this weekend, but our rain chances do go up. I’m certainly not complaining considering how dry it has been too. Be sure to tune in tomorrow because I will be discussing the new drought monitor, which I don’t think will be good considering how dry it has been for much of the week.
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